True Independence…

Freedom for black and white or red and blue
No increase for me at the expense of you

That faith not fear would rule this land
That justice could rule with an even hand

Would those who fought for the red, white and blue
Be honored and cherished for all they went through

We choose to stand tall and fight for what’s true
As some fuel a hate that would tear US in two

We, the people, yearn for an answered call
One nation, under God; liberty and justice for all

 “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness—”

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28 NKJV

By Lilka Finley Raphael

Author, Editor, Gardner, Photographer, Pharmacist


  1. True Indulgence is through Our ONE True GOD the FATHER who art in Heaven Above and HIS SON Jesus-Yeshua Christ Forevermore!!

    Praise Jesus-Yeshua Christ for Today and Everyday, HE is our TRUE KING of kings and LORD of lords!! Glory Glory Hallelujah and Maranatha EVERYONE!!

    I Love you all Everyone through Jesus-Yeshua Christ, because HE LOVED 💕 EVERYONE FIRST!!

    Love 💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ) Everyone, YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

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    1. I am so sorry EVERYONE for spelling the wrong word above!! I meant Independence!!

      God Bless all my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!

      Love💕 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

      Kristi Ann

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  2. A beautiful thought, Lilka. I especially loved the ending with the comparison between the civil rights we all enjoy and the equality in God that each of us has in the Lord!


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  3. Beautifully written, Lilka. And amen! May we, as a nation, finally live up to the values we expressed in our Declaration of Independence, and more important than that, that we as believers would learn to walk in the other-centered, self-giving love of Christ.
    It was for this freedom that Christ has set us free!

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  4. Amen. WE ARE ALL EQUAL IN THE SIGHT OF GOD. When people on this earth learn we are are all equal – then this world will be a better place. This is a wonderful post. Galatians 3:28 says it all.

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